Last night I checked my blog and — horror of horrors — it was gone. Yeah, gone. The blog had been suspended and I didn’t know why.
I immediately emailed WordPress and started to fret. Why, why, why?
I had a cyber attack a couple years ago and worried something was recurring. Then I used Blogger and Google never responded to my queries and refused to offer any help or explain what had happened.
That was a long, painful incident and I lost a few blogs with years of posts and all the photos I’d paid to save on Picasa. I am no fan of Google as a result.
Surely, my beloved WordPress would be different. Right?
I’m delighted to say they are. This morning I got an email from a WordPress staff member. They checked out the incident and believe I was the victim of some weird spam incident. (So that’s the 399 hits to the China water post.)
WordPress promptly restored my blog.
Still it is a cautionary tale. I do back up my blog, which serves in part as an archive and public diary, by exporting it. You do this by going to your Dashboard, selecting Tools and then Export. Then WordPress saves everything on your blog onto your computer.
There’s no reason for all to be lost.
Alleluia! Thank you, WordPress.
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